Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Week #66 - December 1st, 2015

The Salt Lake City Temple!
The Christmas lights are on at
Temple Square!
Sister Vasi & Sister Sughroue

     So the lights are on and the square is flooded with people from all over to come and see them!!! Its been so much fun! We have been Christmas caroling, contacting and teaching like crazy. O and freezing. I love the new Christmas videos and we have been inviting everyone to share in on social media.... so do it too! This time ofthe year is so special, everyones hearts are softer than usual and are turned towards the Savior. What a great time for us to share the gospel with those around us, pray for opportunities and you will find them! Sister Vasi and I are determined to find a part member couple to teach, which shouldn't be too hard because the square is full of couples.... ehhhhh. We have felt prompted all transfer that we will find one, and we still have faith. 
Elder Sitatis & family
       I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving! We did! We went to Elder Sitatis for a yummy dinner with his family. We had a traditional thanksgiving dinner with some African dishes too that were yummy. It was a special experience to sit and talk with him about the gospel, our missions, the work we are doing, etc. After dinner he really wanted to sing hymns to express Gratitude towards God, so we sung 5 hymns then we gave a spiritual thought! Africans love to sing!
       We are trying to utilize the members on the square to find people to teach, I love
Our Fabulous Zone!
the members who are so involved in missionary work, it's not possible without them... I hope to be that after the mission!!!! So if you are planning to come "run into me" at temple square when the lights are on come prepared with some names for us to teach(: thanks! hahaha 
      Our People are still doing great, 2 of them will be moving their baptismal dates a little further back so they can be more prepared, but we are still planning for our other 3 brothers and sisters to be baptized! Our zone started the transfer with only 2 people on date for this transfer now we have 15+ on date for this transfer, miracles happen.
We met the man who played Joseph
in "A Savior Is Born"
We have been on exchanges with all the district leaders this week, which was fun! I love learning and teaching with other sisters! We had to prepare for our zone report to President Poulsen, it went well, and after I told him Sister Vasi and I needed to stay together because this transfer was too short, he laughed and said nope you can just say hi at Mission Leadership Council.  soooo sad! But we are making the most of it. President and Sister Poulsen leave in the middle on January, we are going to miss them! 
     I gave a talk this week in church this week and absolutely loved my topic, I reflected back on my life and learned so much as I prepared. I wish I had time to express all my thoughts. But I am grateful for the trials I have had in my life, they have given me time to become acquainted with God and become refined into a better person. Because we have the Gospel we have an eternal perspective, we are able to see a light at the end of the tunnel and continue to press forward with a brightness of hope and love for our Savior. Keeping an Eternal Perspective in life is key. 
Here is my favorite part of James E. Faust talk, " Here then is a great truth. In the pain, the agony, and the heroic
MTC Roomies!
endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner’s fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong. In this way the divine image can be mirrored from the soul. It is part of the purging toll exacted of some to become acquainted with God. In the agonies of life, we seem to listen better to the faint, godly whisperings of the Divine Shepherd.
Sometimes you've just gotta
make it rain!
Into every life there come the painful, despairing days of adversity and buffeting. There seems to be a full measure of anguish, sorrow, and often heartbreak for everyone, including those who earnestly seek to do right and be faithful. The thorns that prick, that stick in the flesh, that hurt, often change lives which seem robbed of significance and hope. This change comes about through a refining process which often seems cruel and hard. In this way the soul can become like soft clay in the hands of the Master in building lives of faith, usefulness, beauty, and strength. For some, the refiner’s fire causes a loss of belief and faith in God, but those with eternal perspective understand that such refining is part of the perfection process."

Have an amazing week. 

Amy Pulsipher (2nd cousin)
2/3's of the Hill's (Adopted cousins)
Uncle Daniel & Aunt Rebecca's family
Sister Sughroue & Sister Vasi
Maddy & Aly Pulsipher

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